Allen focuses on documenting cultural landscapes with works including “Claiming Open Spaces.” He is an Associate Professor of Practice in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas Arlington. Allen was the inaugural Bickham Chair at the Louisiana State University Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, Associate Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of Colorado Denver and an Associate Professor of Film and Communication at Cleveland State University.
Allen’s education includes a Ph.D., Mass Communication, and a Master of Arts, CPB Fellow, Ohio University. BA in Landscape Architecture, University of California at Berkeley. AA in Urban Studies, Laney Community College, Oakland.
Allen received the Distinguished Alumni Award in March 2017 from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California Berkeley. Current work includes Site of the Unseen: The Racial Gaming of American Landscapes, an upcoming chapter in, Black Landscapes Matter by Walter Hood and Grace Mitchell Tada, University of Virginia Press, November 17, 2020.